Tag Archives: Al Qaeda

Right Mindedness & Free Speech

Takuan Soho, the Zen monk and mentor to the famous Japanese swordsman Miyamoto Musashi, wrote extensively on the importance of “right mindedness” in the realm of military strategy and tactics. His deep wisdom and wise counsel led him to become … Continue reading

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Not so secret support for Syrian rebels…

An intelligence “finding” approved by US President Obama authorizes covert support for the insurgency movement in Syria: “…permits the CIA and other U.S. agencies to provide support that could help the rebels oust Assad.” “The White House is for now … Continue reading

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New Front in Nigeria

“If the Nigerian government isn’t up to the job, expect the United States to take a greater interest in counterterrorism operations there.”   “If Nigeria can’t get control of this brewing sectarian war, however, the United States might opt for … Continue reading

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Drone Campaign & the Metastasis of Al Qaeda

“Nine years into the drone program, it is now clear that while drones are useful in keeping al Qaeda and its affiliates off-balance, the assassination of operatives by unmanned aircraft has not led to the demise of the organization or … Continue reading

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The Paradox of Obama’s Kill List

“Nothing else in Mr. Obama’s first term has baffled liberal supporters and confounded conservative critics alike as his aggressive counterterrorism record.” “…the administration’s very success at killing terrorism suspects has been shadowed by a suspicion: that Mr. Obama has avoided … Continue reading

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The Division of Mali

NightWatch update on Mali Mali: Today, 6 April, the Tuaregs declared independence for their territory known as Azawad, in northern Mali. They declared Gao as their capital. Ultra-fundamentalists in league with the Tuaregs already have imposed and are enforcing Sharia … Continue reading

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